Meal Ideas for Children – 10 Frugal and easy to make meal ideas for children

Take a look at simple, easy to make and cost effective, yummy meal ideas for children!

Kids can be a fussy bunch. They might gobble up a particular dish one day, and crinkle up their nose at it on the next. Trust me I know, being a mother to two toddlers. In a situation like this, it doesn’t make sense to spend money on expensive ingredients, or a lot of time in the kitchen as they just might push their plate away at the end of it. Here are some interesting and healthy recipes that can be practically whipped up with the ingredients lying in your refrigerator and pantry. You could tone down the spice levels in the recipes to suit your kid’s palate.Healthy meal ideas for children 01

1. Sundal

Sundal is a south Indian snack made up of lentils. Although they are immensely popular during Navratri, they can be a consumed all year through as a nutritious snack. This link (click on the image source) can enlighten you about the different types of Sundal.Healthy meal ideas for children 02

2. Chirer Pulao

The Bengali version of Poha can be a satisfying and wholesome meal. The icing on the cake however, is that it can be dished out in a matter of minutes. Here’s how you make it. Please click on the image source!Healthy meal ideas for children 03

3. Methi Parathas

Methi (fenugreek) is known for its medicinal benefits. Especially for children, it is known for its immunity building properties. But since it has a strong flavor and fragrance, children may not take to it immediately. Sneak it in parathas, rolled out in different shapes, and you’ll soon have them coming back for more.Healthy meal ideas for children 04

4. Banana Pancakes

Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to the proper functioning of the body. These pancakes can make a wholesome breakfast option for the kids.Healthy meal ideas for children 05

5. Rava Idli

This recipe was originally created by MTR, the south Indian food giant during the time of famine, when the availability of rice was scare. Rava is an excellent source of nourishment, and your kids are sure to love this Idli with a twist.Healthy meal ideas for children 06

6. Peanut Chat

Peanuts are powerhouses of protein, which is essential for growing children. Adding them to a chat can turn them into a delicious pick me up snack or a healthy appetizer.Healthy meal ideas for children 07

7. Vada Pav

Everybody loves potatoes and kids are no different. Make a patty out of potatoes and serve it between Pav, to make this common street food which is India’s answer to a burger.Healthy meal ideas for children 08

8. Chapati Roll 

Are your kids tired of the regular Roti and Sabzi? Give everyday food a different form and boom; you have an exciting lunch box option. Serve it with a little tomato ketchup and the kids are sure to love it.Healthy meal ideas for children 09

9. Bread Upma

When you are out of ideas on what to whip up for the next meal, Bread Upma can come to your rescue. This quick and easy snack can also double up as breakfast.Healthy meal ideas for children 10

10. Ragi Uttappam

Ragi is one of the best sources of calcium and protein and comes highly recommended for children. Doctors advice Ragi as one of the key weaning foods even for babies. Uttappams made with Ragi make for a nutritious start to the day.Healthy meal ideas for children 11

Your kids could also help you whip up most of these recipes. They are more likely to eat it if they have made it. So what are you waiting for? Bring out the aprons and the chef hats! Bon Apetit!

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One thought on “Meal Ideas for Children – 10 Frugal and easy to make meal ideas for children

  • March 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    hmm except bun in vada pav & bread r not a healthy food..its my opinion


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